An important component to an individual's growth is the opportunity to pursue volunteering and interests. Each person can benefit from volunteer activities. Young students can use this to enhance a resume and broaden life perspectives.
Within a resume, detailing your volunteerism, interests and hobbies can reflect a well-rounded individual. In your interview, these activities can spur safe and informal topics of discussion. Even the interviewer may feel more comfortable when able to introduce a casual conversation of mutual interest, such as volunteering with Special Olympics or contributions within a community garden. Use this opportunity to open a friendly discussion and share your personality.
The Volunteering and Interests Worksheets identify a sample of organizations, volunteerism activities, hobbies and interests associated with career pathway from the results of the cross-walk career survey.
Common Practice - Each student can be interviewed in regards to this worksheet. Use a highlighter to identify matching areas which match the student's interest or support the individual's direction. This worksheet can be used in the transition portfolio on a yearly basis.
The information listed within the sheets are only sample ideas. Help your student add to this list and supplement with other choices for selection.